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Interpersonal Conflict - Managing Strengths and Weaknesses

- Make a small list of what you perceive to be your strengths when managing conflict with others. What skills do you have?

- Make a list of what you perceive to be your weaknesses when managing conflict. What do you need to improve? What skills would you like to acquire?

- What do others think of your strengths and weaknesses when managing conflict?

- What are the similarities and differences in your lists and #3?

- Write a "Plan for Improvement." Set 3-5 goals to improve. The plan should be approximately one page in length.

- Write a brief summary regarding power imbalances.

- Write a brief summary of an instance when power was unequally distributed.

- Write a list of 10 to 15 ways to balance power in any situation.

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Conflict management is an essential attribute for a leader when dealing with different situations between employees, supervisors, or departments. Some of the strengths that I feel that I have when dealing with conflict are the ability to compromise, collaborate, cooperate, negotiate, and have vision. These strengths provide leaders and I the ability to be flexible in our approach when asserting influence and becoming a mediator between the two parties involved or myself and the other party. Additionally, these strengths allow for an open line of communication because communication is the foundation of conflict.
As we all know, leaders that fail to deal with conflict with assertiveness can impact the entire work culture. Some of the weaknesses I perceive when dealing with leadership conflict management include not being open to discussion, expectations, assumptions from mental modes, and conflict with self. Some of the weaknesses that I definitely need to work on when managing conflict is when dealing with expectations and assumptions. After I deal with conflict I sometimes look back on the situation and realize that I could have reduced and/or alleviated the conflict a lot faster if I hadn't had pre-conceived assumptions of the situation and had my expectations not been so high.
Both strengths and weaknesses are similar to each other in that they are asymmetrical opposites of each other. One difference is that leaders that possess strong conflict management attributes are often higher management because they encounter this daily. Contrary to this I would say that low level managers have weak attributes with dealing ...

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Conflict management is an essential attribute for a leader when dealing with different situations between employees, supervisors, or departments. Some of the strengths that I feel that I have when dealing with conflict are the ability to compromise, collaborate, cooperate, negotiate, and have vision. These strengths provide leaders and I the ability to be flexible in our approach when asserting influence and becoming a mediator between the two parties involved or myself and the other party. Additionally, these strengths allow for an open line of communication because communication is the foundation of conflict.

Over 1000 word essay with reference

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